Some Tips to Lose Weight for the Working Class

April 1, 2012

This is a guest post by Penny Cooper.

Extra hours, extra work, extra money- this is the mantra of the working class today. But add one more “extra” to the series – extra pounds! Yes, with most of the day being spent on work, fitness takes a back seat. Pressure, irregular eating habits and no sleep can also make one gain weight. So here are a few tips you can use to lose weight and maintain if you are working.

Working Class

An apple a day

That’s right! An apple a day can help you maintain weight. Eating apples, one in the morning and one in the evening can help a person to gain energy. Skipping meals, especially breakfast can lead to weight gain. Have an apple while on the way to your office. And have one while coming back too.

Take stairs

Instead of using elevators in your apartments and in office, you can take stairs. Climbing can make you tired, but it is said that it is one of the best exercises to lose weight. Even if it is not possible to climb all stairs, try climbing at least a hundred steps a day.

Go out for fresh air

For people who spend most of their time working on computers like programmers, writers etc, it is advised that they take a break every 2 hours. So get up, go out and walk a while in your office premises and then get back to work.

Snack bars, salads and protein shakes

Instead of eating high calorie food like sandwiches and burgers from your office canteen, go for healthier food like fruit or vegetable salads or snack bars. Salads are easier to prepare and doesn’t take much time. You can also have protein shakes that can make your stomach feel fuller.

Breaking down meals

This is the favorite advice of all nutritionists and dieticians across the world. Have 5 smaller meals a day instead of 3 large ones. Have 3 regular meals and as mentioned earlier, you can have salads, apple or any other healthy meal another 2 times. Oatmeal is also a good choice. This routine can stop your craving for eating something every now and then.

Weekend fitness regime

Of course weekends are meant for partying! But you can put in an hour or two exercising. Join a yoga class or a dance class that not only helps you in losing weight but also in calming your mind. Yoga in particular can reduce your stress.

These are a few things you can do to keep fit in a busy life. Keeping fit is not an option but a necessity to feel good.

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